Schedule
 
 Sunday, February 12
 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM    General Registration
 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Half-Day Preconference Session
 
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Full-Day Preconference Session
 
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Exhibitor Registration
 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Half-Day Preconference Session
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM    Vendor Presentations/Hospitalities
 
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM    General Registration
 
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM    Welcome Reception (Badge Required)
 
 Monday, February 13
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    General Registration
 
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM    Exhibitor Registration
 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM    Keynote: Mobile Learning Mindset

The world has become mobile, but how have schools taken to this change? Have they embraced it or run away from it? In this talk, hear from the author of the book Mobile Learning Mindset on ways to meaningfully implement mobile learning in a variety of ways to engage learners. We’ll look at what skills students will truly need to be successful in their future life beyond K-12. It’s not about the device, it’s about the learning.

 
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM    Exhibits Open
 
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM    Concurrent Sessions A Lodge
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Concurrent Sessions A Hotel
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Star Trek Was Right: A Conversation About Instant Translation And Other Futuristic Communication Tools For The Classroom

The idea of a gadget that could translate multiple languages instantly was once science fiction, but in late 2016, new advancements in translation software puts the capabilities into everyone's hands for free. What does this kind of technology mean for the classroom? This one-hour session introduces some of today's most mind-boggling communication tools and prompts attendees to discuss the implications for schools and opportunities for the future. Homework: Before attending this session, download Microsoft Translator, Google Translate and Ava

 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM    Concurrent Sessions B Lodge
 
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM    Concurrent Sessions B Hotel
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM    Dedicated Exhibit Time
 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Secret Tech Weapons For School Professionals

What if you could schedule a committee meeting without having to send three dozen emails to find a time everyone could meet? Or automate your little tasks that keep you from your real work? Or pass off annoying projects to someone else -- without breaking the bank? And what if you could pull all this off straight from your mobile device -- without an IT degree? Join Your Nerdy Best Friend, aka Author Beth Ziesenis, to discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your school colleagues, create professional-level graphics for the classroom and wow your students. This high-energy session will give you 30+ tools that will leave people asking, "How DO they do that?"

 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Concurrent Sessions C Lodge
 
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM    Concurrent Sessions C Hotel
 
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM    Concurrent Sessions D Lodge
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM    Concurrent Sessions D Hotel
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Exhibitor Reception
 
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Member Organization Events (PASBO, PAECT, PAIMS, PDE)
 
8:45 PM - 10:30 PM    Night Owl: Show and Tell Session

Do you have some cool tech or something else you really want to share? Bring it down to our good old fashioned show and tell. Nothing to share but your love for cool stuff? Come play and have fun!

 
 Tuesday, February 14
 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM    General Registration
 
7:30 AM - 2:15 PM    Exhibitor Registration
 
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM    Keynote: Every Child, Every Day

Dr. Mark Edwards will share with PA colleagues some of the key lessons learned from his work in Mooresville, NC and Henrico, VA as one of the Pioneers in Digital Innovation in US. Education. He will draw from his new book Unstoppable Momentum that he is co-authoring with Michael Fullan. Creating a culture that turbo charges systemic synergy for innovation and leads to pedagogical transformation are at the heart of this session.

 
9:15 AM - 2:15 PM    Exhibits Open
 
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM    Concurrent Sessions E Lodge
 
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM    Concurrent Sessions E Hotel
 
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM    Student Showcase

Showcase your students and their talents while demonstrating innovation that is happening in your classroom at PETE&C.

 
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM    Film School for Flippers (2.5hr Flipped workshop)

So you want to take a whack at flipping your classroom but you’re not a Youtube celebrity yet. How do you start? Jump into the deep end with Aaron Sams. Flex those movie-making muscles you never knew you had. Hold your breath and step in front of a greenscreen. Join a friendly competition with your fellow teacher-learners in this 2.5 hour workshop on Flipped Learning.

 
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM    Concurrent Sessions F Lodge
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Concurrent Sessions F Hotel
 
11:45 AM - 2:15 PM    Dedicated Exhibit Time
 
12:35 PM - 2:45 PM    Student Inventors' Competition

Creativity, critical thinking, innovation, teamwork, and communication skills are recognized as the skills that prepare students for increasingly complex school, work, and life environments.
The Student Inventors’ Competition is designed to encourage problem-solving, innovation, creativity, and ingenuity while making learning fun!

 
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM    Startup Mashup (2.5 hour workshop)

Do you have an EdTech idea? Bring your team or go it alone in this EdTech Startup. Develop your idea, craft a strategy to get to market, and pitch. Aaron Sams, who himself works with an EdTech startup will get you started on the journey to make your EdTech dreams a reality.

 
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM    Concurrent Sessions G Lodge
 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM    Concurrent Sessions G Hotel
 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM    Concurrent Sessions H Lodge
 
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM    Concurrent Sessions H Hotel
 
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM    Concurrent Sessions I Lodge
 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM    Conference Dinner
 
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM    Entertainment
 
8:45 PM - 10:30 PM    Night Owl: Unconference style
We know you are talking about great things around the fireplace. Bring your beverage down to PETE After Hours and really extend that conversation.  Meet new people and have some fun!
 
 Wednesday, February 15
 
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM    General Registration
 
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM    Concurrent Sessions J Lodge
 
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM    Concurrent Sessions K Lodge
 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM    Concurrent Sessions L Lodge
 
11:45 AM - 2:00 PM    Keynote: Why Our Why is Not Technology, But Instead Working Together to Save Student Lives

After 25 years of serving public school students at the elementary, middle and high school levels, Dr. Luis F. Cruz has confirmed without a doubt that poor students can learn, English Learners are intelligent and students of all backgrounds are highly capable! Join Dr. Cruz as he shares the incredible true story of how a high school in Los Angeles County California that serves underprivileged students ensured all students learn and established a 96.3% graduation rate by collectively creating a mission focused on optimal learning for all students! Re-discover the fact that as educators we are not just in the business of ensuring students learn how to read, write and compute, but also in the business of saving lives! Dr. Cruz passionately reminds us all why we chose the field of education and what our profession responsibility to students and their families is today.





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